MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 24,874 this week

Marriage Agreement (2008)

 -  Comedy  -  7 August 2008 (Israel)
4.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 11 users  
Reviews: 1 user

After 20 year Elimelech and his wife, Shifra, rediscover their love for each other while searching for the marriage agreement which is needed for Ayala's, their daughter, wedding.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (stage play)
0Check in
0Share...

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Marriage Agreement (2008)

Marriage Agreement (2008) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Marriage Agreement.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lupo! (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A wily widower that deals in used furniture fights progress (and city hall).

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Yehuda Barkan, Leah Koenig, Avirama Golan
Silent Victim (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An abusive husband is angered that his wife is having trouble conceiving a child. One night, after leaving his house following a fight, she overdoses on pills. After bringing her to the ER ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Michele Greene, Ely Pouget, Kyle Secor
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Israeli POW's who escape from a notorious Arab prison return for a dramatic rescue of their comrades.

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Rick Jason, Peter Brown, Yehoram Gaon
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After just completing his training at a ninja school, an army vet travels to the Phillippines and finds himself battling a land grabber who wants his war-buddy's property. He must also ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Franco Nero, Susan George, Shô Kosugi
The Apple (1980)
Music | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Musical set in the 'future', e.g. 1994. A young couple enters the world of the music industry, but also the world of drugs.

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

THE GO-GO BOYS: The Inside Story of Cannon Films is a documentary about two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the American Dream turned the Hollywood ... See full summary »

Director: Hilla Medalia
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Charles Bronson
Over the Top (1987)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is a struggling trucker who arm wrestles on the side to make extra cash while trying to rebuild his life. After the death of his wife, he tries to make amends with ... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely
Kazablan (1974)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An embittered gang leader seeks the respect of his neighbors and the love of a young woman.

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Yehoram Gaon, Efrat Lavie, Arieh Elias
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Yossi Banai, Edna Fliedel, Avner Hizkiyahu
Fortuna (1967)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Gila Almagor, Yossi Banai, Pierre Brasseur
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Russia, 1905. Tuvia is the only Jew living in the village of Antevka. He is very poor but things change when, as a token of gratitude for a service rendered, he is given a cow and some food... See full summary »

Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Shmuel Rodensky, Betty Segal, Ninet Dinar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Menahem Golan
Stars: Marianne Sägebrecht, Oliver Reed, David Warner
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yaron Atzmon ...
Robert
Anat Barzilai ...
Shifra Borozovski
Yehuda Efroni ...
Ziskind
Hila Eran ...
Ayala Borozovski
Ilana Lalchok ...
Zipora Rozenbloom
Pazit Yaron Minkovski ...
Silvia
Shelly Skandrani ...
Haviva
Meir Suissa ...
Eliezer Borozovski
Jonathan Uziel ...
Buki
Shlomo Vishinsky ...
Rozenbloom
Arnon Zadok ...
Rabbi
Edit

Storyline

After 20 year Elimelech and his wife, Shifra, rediscover their love for each other while searching for the marriage agreement which is needed for Ayala's, their daughter, wedding.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The search for the lost Ktuba (marriage agreement)

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 August 2008 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

The Marriage License  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

ILS 200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(35 mm prints)

Color:

(35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A lack of comedic tension
22 July 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Menachem Golan claims that he was Ephraim Kishon's first and only choice to direct a film version of Kishon's locally beloved stage comedy THE MARRIAGE AGREEMENT. But Kishon did not live to supervise the adaptation, and although the play ran long and was successfully revived, the film never saw a second week at the movie houses. Here and there, Golan's strength in sentimentality is evident, as in flashbacks where he contrasts a bickering couple of the 1970s with the lovebirds they once were. An old-fashioned resort to dialect humor is less successful. But worst of all is the farcical plot thread involving a leaking jacuzzi. Rather than start with a small, believable leak and build gradually from there, Golan starts with a huge leak and has nothing left to do but follow the unbelievable with the more than unbelievable. At the same time, the owner of the jacuzzi is constantly trying to get the vendor to fix it, and the vendor avoids him, but comedic tension is never built up because the vendor easily gets the better of the owner every time. There is no balance of forces, and neither character is particularly likable. Perhaps the owner's only moment of satisfaction is winning a car chase, but the car chase was filmed with no specially skilled driving and the editing does not manage to inject enough excitement. The jacuzzi vendor is played by Meir Suissa, a much-liked comical actor in Israel, but for some reason he wears stringy hair as if he is Sal in Dog Day Afternoon. Perhaps it is supposed to add period atmosphere; it is distracting. The plot that should be the main plot, involving a young woman's marriage, is also lacking tension because although there is a threat that the wedding will not take place, there is no obvious reason that its going forward should be defended. All in all, the best thing that can be said for this movie is that because it disappeared so quickly, there is little to prevent someone else from trying to film THE MARRIAGE AGREEMENT in another few years.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Marriage Agreement (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?